David W. MacLennan
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Marcel H. M. Smits
CFO, EVP, Chief Compliance Officer and Director
President of Protein Ingredients and International Channel
President of Retail Channel
Head of Ocean Transportation Business
Chief Marketing Officer of North America Protein Business
Todd B. Hall
Senior Vice President and Director
Jayme D. Olson
Corporate Vice President and Treasurer
Gregory R. Page
Managing Director of The Egg Portion of Cargill Value Added Protein
Cargill was formed in the year 1865. The company has been operational for almost 154 years now. The founder of the company was William Wallace Cargill. The former name of the company was W W Cargill and Brother, which was established by William Cargill and his brother Sam Cargill. In the year 1875, the founders of the company had moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA, and therefore James Cargill joined the company as well. In the year 1887, Sam Cargill had left the company in order to join the Minneapolis office. Then in the year 1898, John H MacMillan Sr and his brother Daniel MacMillan started working for the company and later married William Cargill's oldest daughter named Edna Cargill.
Then in the year 1903, Sam Cargill had passed away, and William Cargill had become the sole owner of the La Crosse office as well. Six years later, in the year 1909, William Cargill also passed away as well. In the year 1936, John MacMillan had retired from the company. By that time, the company had grown several folds, including in Canada, Latin America and Europe as well. The company also opened its offices in these particular places as well. During World War I, the company started to continue making record profits as well, and also faced criticisms of making a profit from the war as well. In the year 1934, the company had started a feud with the Chicago Board of Trade, due to the company's aggressive management. In the year 1938, the Chicago Board of Trade had suspended Cargill along with all of its three offices from the trading floor. Then in the year 1962, the company had re-joined the Chicago Board of Trade. During the year 1960, the company started manufacturing milling, syrups and also starches as well. The company also expanded its products and services to the commodities trading market, shipping and freight business, etcetera. During the 1970s, the company benefitted from the increase in the demand of the grain market, due to the entry of the Soviet Union. In the year 1976, the revenues of the company had reached almost $30 billion. In the year 1979, the company also entered the meat processing business as well, known as Cargill Meat Solutions. During the 1990s, the company went through its significant problems, and as of the year 1999, the company was in a $4 billion debt as well. As of the year 2002, the total sales of the company during that time was more than $50 billion. In the year 2008, the company's quarterly profits exceeded $1 billion for the first time ever. Then in the year 2011, the company had acquired Provimi, which was a global nutrition company for around $2.1 billion. The company also commissioned a cocoa plant in Indonesia, for approximately $100 million, in the year 2014. The headquarters of the company is based in 15407 McGinty Road West. The name of the place is Wayzata, while the name of the state is Minneapolis, USA. The pin code of the area is 55391-2399.
Cargill is an American company that focuses on providing various kinds of agricultural food products, along with offering industrial and also financial services as well. The current CEO and chairman of the company are Dave MacLennan. As of the year 2018, the total sales revenue generated by the company is more than $114.6 billion. Also, the number of employees working at the company, as of the year 2018, is more than 150,000. Currently, 90 per cent of the company is owned by the Cargill Family.
The primary services of the company include allowing customers to obtain various kinds of agricultural food products as well as obtain commercial and industrial facilities as well. The company engages in crop and livestock, food materials, health and pharmaceuticals, raw materials, industrial and also financial risk management as well.
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